ASUS has announced what they call the first quad mode and dual boot laptop / tablet convertible. Users will be able to use the device as a laptop as well as a tablet, they can also switch between Android or Windows operating modes.

The Transformer Book Duet TD300 sports a 13.3 inch IPS multi touch screen with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It can dual boot into Windows 8.1 or Android 4.2.2. This laptop / tablet hybrid is powered by Intel core i7 processor  – they work twice as fast as traditional tablets (ARM based) available in the market.

The Book Duet also comes with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 128GB internal storage space, plus up to 1TB HDD via keyboard dock. There is a front HD camera with mic for video chats. The keyboard dock come with built in 1TB of additional HDD space.

ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 announced

Key features (including Keyboard dock ) are USB 1x 3.0/ 2x USB 2.0 ports, LAN port, HDMI 1.4, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DC jack, micro SD card slot and headphone jack. The battery (capacity unknown) gives an estimated usage time of about 5 hours when using the Window OS and around 6 hours on Android 4.2.2.

ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 is 12.9mm thick and weight is 1.9kg. No word about the pricing and release dates. Micromax LapTab is another dual boot tab that was recently announced and XOLO too is coming out with windows powered tablet.

Tip: Rohit Kumar.

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  1. I want to buy a budget range laptop (notebook), within $500. I prefer the 11.6 inch screen or 12 inch, maximum up to 13 inch, i travel a lot so i want to make sure that the notebook is in less weight. I think Intel powered 4gb i3 ram is enough for my use, with 500gb hard disk, with all the ports (HDMI,USB, Bluetooth.etc). With gqood battery backup(6-7 hrs), I don’t use for gaming, I just need for my regular use and multitasking. I also learnt that few offer touchscreen and 360 degree adjustment (please mention in this category too). Please suggest me good options which are available in the market, which give value to the money spent. Keeping in my mind I can afford for few adjustments but I am lucky if I get a sturdy and better working notebook. Thank you.

  2. Hi Gogi,

    Suggest me to buy a good laptop under budget 40k
    Specs: 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, high graphics, i5 or i7

  3. Gogi Sir, I need to buy a tablet for my son to play games. I will also be using it to surf, social media and ebook reader. Budget is around 15k. Please suggest between XOLO Play tegra, Galaxy Tab 3, Lenovo Ideatab A3000, Micromax P650 or any other you feel is better. Budget is flexible by few thousands.

    Thanks

    1. Pramod, the XOLO play tegra would be a good option with the stylus. Galaxy Tab 3 is another option and Lenovo A3000 the cheapest option.

      1. The XOLO tegra is on Flipkart for pre-order, but not sure if its with stylus as the XOLO sites mention Stylus pro pack is part of accessories and not the package. COnfused

      1. ARM with windows 8.1!! Didn’t Microsoft release windows RT for ARM architecture?

        1. It is not ARM architecture. It is IA i.e. Intel Architecture. This was what showcased yesterday by Intel in CES 2014. Gogi ji, please correct.

          1. Dear Gogiji,

            From the same above link, if you read it properly again, you will find it is not ARM architecture and it can’t. I will quote.. ” Transformer Book Duet features a powerful Intel Core i7 processor with Intel HD graphics and 4G DDR3L 1600 RAM, giving it performance that’s up to twice as fast as existing tablets powered by ARM® processors.” What it means that this dual OS device will be faster than any “other” ARM based tablets and it is not ARM based. This tablet has Intel’s 4th Gen Haswell i7 processor. As of now Intel processor is based on IA (x86/64) and not ARMv7 architecture (although it has future plans). Also, Windows “RT” 8.1 version runs on ARM. I think you made a mistake while re-framing sentences from the CES announcements 🙂 .Please correct.